“Germany is more than beer and BMW's, and Porter House is much more than 'Oktoberfest' and nice rooms. The German section provides for house members a place where they can find out more about contemporary life in the German-speaking countries and hone their language skills outside the classroom in an informal setting.”

—S. Schütz. Senior Lecturer of German, Emerita


A photo of the Porter residence hall in spring The German House, located in the Porter residence hall, provides its residents with an environment that encourages and facilitates the speaking of German and the exploration of the culture of German speaking countries.

German House residents also automatically become members of the German Club, a campus-wide SFC-sponsored organization.

Students interested in learning more about the German House are encouraged to attend our annual spring Open House and Kaffeeklatsch, every February in the Porter Common Room.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding the German House, please contact House Advisor, Anna Schrade


An aerial photo of the war memorial and Mount Holyoke in the distance

German House Constitution

Please read the German House Constitution for more information on the purpose of the house, what is expected of its members and other important information.

German House FAQ